An On-Line Journal
by Paul Buceta
2004 05 01 - Feeling A Bit Beaten

Maybe it's just me but I really hate failing publicly.
For the last few months I've been desperately trying to make extra money.
A small job here, a small job there, I added a donation button and an on-line store.

Nothing's working.

Don't get me wrong, it's not like I didn't get anything. A few very generous people were nice enough to send me money as a donation. (A special thanks to you).
However, so far I have yet to make $100.00.

At this rate I'll be making approximately $600.00 per year - Not quite a lottery.
And a bit depressing when I factor in all the effort I went to.

Currently, I'm selling my car, my digital camera and scrutinizing the rest of my earthly possessions to see what can go next.
I hate this feeling of desperation.

I want to give this whole Ebay thing a try to see if that works. I've heard that there's some money to be made in that.

Hell, it's not like I'm selling Amway.
(Unless there's actual money in that?!?)

All kidding aside.
This last year has been a lot harder on me financially than I had anticipated. I've always prided myself on being able to make sound financial decisions so I was completely caught off guard by the amount of debt I've accumulated.
Two years ago things were going so well too.

Just last week I went through the papers looking for extra work. I thought I lucked onto something that required my photography skills but upon calling them found out the position had already been filled - I just can't catch a break.

As many of you may have noticed, I haven't been writing as often as I used too, nor have I been able to capture that old 'funny style entry' that started this journal. Basically, I've been distracted by my sad state of affairs.

Because the journal isn't profitable it was the first to suffer. My thoughts have been replaced with making money as opposed to making jokes. I'm sad about this as I really miss the challenge of coming up with a fun/funny entry every day - It was really rewarding.
I was even hoping to be more pro-active with my videos page but that too fell by the wayside.

Listen to me. I'm like a big cyber cry-baby!

Mr. Poopy Pants
Artwork compliments of Wendy

I welcome any ideas you might have on how I can make some money.

In the mean time one just came to me...

Paul Buceta - Change Mooch

While I ransack for pennies feel free to use the donation button.